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Does massaging the muscle help relieve delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?

You hit on an important distinction between pain and recovery. Massage may very well make you feel less pain, but that does not mean it will improve your recovery. Many immediately jump to "At least ...
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Neck problems, are massages the best answer?

I cant diagnose you but a doctor might be able to identify if you have any of the following: I think you may have Thoracic Kyphosis/Forward Head ("Computer Guy" Hunchback): Upper cross syndrome is ...
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Neck problems, are massages the best answer?

I would recommend a balanced and proven strength training program. The typical office job tends to provide numerous posture issues and strains from being in awkward positions for hours at a time. ...
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Why do I never have muscle soreness at my back?

DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) is primarily something you feel when you stretch out the eccentric portion of the exercise. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_onset_muscle_soreness) ...
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How to avoid overworking lower back?

To build on Eric's comment; the best advice is to follow a workout program that is tried and true. If you're trying to make your own program, and you find yourself having to ask this question, you ...
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How Can I remove my muscle weakness? Please advise

This honestly just sounds like a case of DOMS. What is that? “Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness”, it’s a side effect training muscles more than normal. DOMS is a sign that your muscles are breaking down, ...
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Does taking painkillers reduce muscle gain?

Moderate or occasional doses are probably fine, but further research is necessary. If a negative relationship between NSAIDS and gains exits, then it is probably dose dependent. This study from Krentz ...
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What is a muscle knot?

What is referred to as a "muscle knot" is also known as a "trigger point" or "myofascial trigger point". They are medically controversial little things, because despite being talked about so much and ...
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Should I continue other exercises while dealing with sore hamstrings?

I would recommend doing something, to second Alex here, for active recovery. I would avoid running and do some skip rope instead and after you properly warmed up, you can do your other exercise. The ...
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Why do I never have muscle soreness at my back?

Per your request in your comments, I'd refer you to my answer to a similar question pertaining to ab training. As I indicated in the answer from the referenced post, DOMS is not a valid indicator of ...
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Is Muscle soreness right after exercise possible?

You're talking about two different things. The pain you experience during or right after the exercise is called acute muscle soreness: Acute muscle soreness is the pain felt in muscles during and ...
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Newbie's question about eating and being sore

The biggest factor is almost certainly that on the first training session, it had been 6 months since you last did any pull-ups, whereas on the second session, it had only been less than a week since ...
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Biceps brachialis sorness but not brachii

If you're lifting to get stronger, progress is measured in your weights. If you're lifting to get bigger, progress is measured in the mirror and with a tape measure. Soreness is never a good ...
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Is lack of soreness adequate to determine whether it's time to train again?

Good question! In short, No, soreness is not a good indicator of rest/recovery. And you're right the answer is different for strength training vs aerobic and, if I may add injury. In many cases, with ...
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Is lack of soreness adequate to determine whether it's time to train again?

For weight lifting, the rule of thumb is waiting 48-72 hours before training a muscle group again. This will differ slightly between how long you've been training for, how long your workouts are / how ...
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What muscle am I stretching when I pull my chin back and tilt my head to the side

It's a little hard to tell, but since you have ruled out the scalene, trapezius and levator scapulae, my first suspects would be the sternocleidomastoid, or possibly (if it is towards the front of the ...
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How to stop feeling so uncomfortable after working out?

The simplest answer is that you are no longer as fit as you once were. It will take some time to regain your lost level of fitness. Other possible considerations (or combinations): You're not ...
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Issues With Lowerbody Muscle Recovery

I've had this problem and overcame it to some extent. Here are some things that helped. Post-workout stretching. I never stretched after lifting, but I found that it was helpful on leg days. At the ...
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Legs sore after starting treadmill. Should I continue or wait?

Though the cause of DOMS still isn't totally understood, most contemporary research suggests that the pain comes from nerve sensitivity caused by bradykinin during the muscle repair process. Having ...
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Should I continue other exercises while dealing with sore hamstrings?

Bummer about Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in your hamstrings: it's one of the more annoying places to get it and makes it tough to do pretty much everything. Barbell good mornings pretty much ...
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Biceps brachialis sorness but not brachii

Your seemingly excessive brachialis soreness as described is likely due to over-emphasizing your elbow flexors too far from their full-extended positions. In other words, you should make your elbow ...
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Soreness each time I do exercises

If your deficiency is in anything, its calories but it sounds like you still are experiencing DOMS as you slowly progress onto heavier weights. Things you can do to help: Stretch: After each ...
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Pain Point in Bicep curl

I cant say if you're doing the curls wrong without seeing your form. However if you feel pain, then yes you are doing something wrong and should watch videos on proper form. On the other hand, If ...
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Hex Bar Deadlift: Should my upper back be sore?

Yes, upper back soreness from any deadlift is perfectly normal. Keep in mind, the weight is hinged on your shoulders. That's where it is attached to your torso. When you bend forward, you have to ...
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When to Stretch and Foam Roll

Just to expand a bit on another point of view. I'd agree that doing a whole body static stretching routine before/after a workout is probably not the best way to use your time, however stretching &...
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Does massaging the muscle help relieve delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?

Massaging and foam rolling are not identical, but are close enough that foam rolling is often labelled a form of "self-massage". Foam rolling has clinically proven benefits on DOMS-related pain and ...
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How to prevent or mitigate DOMS

Stay consistent enough and DOMs will start diminishing over time. I personally don't really get them anymore after years. They'll be a minor inconvenience at worst if I do get them. The exception ...
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What kind of cardio training gives the least soreness?

L.I.S.S. Cardio (Low Intensity Steady State Cardio) While this type of cardio isn’t the only type that might fit your criteria, I would argue that it imparts the least amount of soreness. Keep in ...
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